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November 7, 1945 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Nilda Rodriguez, 78, of Manhattan, New York died Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice House in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania with her loving family by her side. She was the widow of the late Elias Rodriguez with whom she shared 48 years of marriage prior to his passing. Born in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Celestino and Maria (Fuentez) Rosario.
Nilda was an extraordinary woman. She was a social worker for the Children’s Aide Society and cared for those within her community. Nilda was an amazing cook and was the award-winning “Queen of Pasteles.” A good-hearted person, she was always willing and able to help those around her. In their younger days, her children would bring friends home and Nilda always made sure everyone was well fed. While she cared for many, she truly treasured her family and time with them. Nilda will be truly missed by her community as well as everyone she came in contact with.
She is survived by her son, Barry Rodriguez and his wife, Natasha; daughter, Belinda Evans and her husband, Anthony; adopted son, Will Spratt; brother, Carlos Rosario; sisters Eva Rosario and Titi Gongi, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be no services at this time. Private cremation has been entrusted to the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc., 23 N 9th Street, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360.